Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the latest to join director Paul W.S. Anderson’s period piece Pompeii. A film, that sounds remarkably similar to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, but I will try my best to ignore that and stay on topic.
The British actor joins cast members Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland and Emily Browning. He will play an enslaved gladiator who comes to the rescue of Harington’s character.
Pompeii is set in AD 79 Rome and tells the tale of an enslaved gladiator played by Harington who faces the Tyrant played by Sutherland who years before murdered his entire family and now threatens to steal his lover played by Emily Browning.
On the business end of the film, are producers Aderson and Jeremy Bolt, which will be done through their Impact Pictures company in conjunction with Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz, of Constantin Films. Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler will draft the first script for the film.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is fresh off filming Thor 2: The Dark World as well as The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. He is also best known for his role Mr. Eko in the TV series Lost.